Three and a half years ago Sally and I went parasailing while visiting my dad in Florida. I was very nervous about flying around in the sky. It was not something I dreamed of doing, but wanted us to have a special memory together. I knew Sally would like it. Most surprising of the whole adventure was how quiet it was! Shockingly quiet. I need to remember, listen to the quiet, to be still, all is well and let the crazy world float away for a few moments. This is a tool I have.
Category Archives: Process
I have a morning routine. Prayers, meditation, gratefuls, checkins, readings, journaling. These things help me slow down and relax, get ready for my day. Looking out my bedroom window at the birds on my feeder is also part of my routine. My swirling thoughts can pause and then I get a little clarity.
I’m not good with an art journal. Practice isn’t my strong suit either. I want it to be “good” or I start over. I rip pages out and never get any traction.
I follow an artist @janetskates and https://www.janetskates.com/. She started an art journal daily that I’m really enjoying. #colortheworld100.
I’m learning the art of practice!
Today’s intention is breathe. It’s such a simple tool and one I forget to use so often. Every morning I do a short, gentle yoga practice. I have a place for a painting on the wall behind me and I’ve started hanging a “work in progress” or “is this finished” painting there to get a different perspective. Looking at something upside down while breathing has helped calm my inner critic. I been able to resolve those pesky issues using this tool.